Colin Receives Key Endorsements from Cortlandt Town Supervisor, Council, and Democratic Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2022

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Colin Smith (D-Peekskill), County legislator and candidate for State Assembly, today announced that he is proud to accept the endorsement of Cortlandt Town Supervisor Richard Becker, the entire Cortlandt Town Council, and the Cortlandt Democratic Committee. With a vote of district leaders held last week, Smith received 80 percent of the first place votes.

With close to 13,000 registered Democrats, the Town of Cortlandt has the highest weighted vote in the primary race for New York State Assembly in District 95. The Cortlandt Democratic Committee has shown itself to be one of the leading committees in the county, routinely electing Democrats up and down the ballot in this historically purple town. Currently the town supervisor and the entire Town Board are made up of Democrats who routinely deliver for their constituents.

“I am both humbled and thrilled to have the support of Supervisor Richard Becker and the entire Town Council in this race, as well as the Town of Cortlandt Democratic Committee,” said Smith. “Cortlandt is located in the heart of our Assembly district and I have had the pleasure of working with their local elected leadership for several years. Together, we’ve delivered real results for residents and I look forward to continuing this partnership in Albany.”

Smith, who is running to replace outgoing Assemblymember Sandy Galef as representative for the 95th Assembly District, currently represents the Town of Cortlandt on the Westchester Board of Legislators. A lawyer, experienced public servant, and small business owner, he has already earned the support of several labor leaders, members of local and county government, and now the entire Town Council in Cortlandt which comprises a significant portion of the 95th Assembly District.

Cortlandt Democratic Committee Chair Maria Slippen said: “I am thrilled that Colin has received the endorsement of the Cortlandt Democratic Committee. From public safety and the environment to affordable housing and securing funds for vital projects, Colin has proven that he is able to represent our community effectively as a County Legislator. He has consistently delivered real results for our working families and I believe he will continue to do so as our next Assemblyman. As the largest Democratic voting bloc in the 95th Assembly District, the Cortlandt Democratic Committee’s endorsement is one for the future of our district and the Democratic Party. Colin Smith has proven he can win hard races and we look forward to supporting his historic campaign for State Assembly this June and onward to victory in November.”

Cortlandt Town Supervisor Dr. Richard Becker said: “I am proud to endorse Colin Smith for State Assembly. As our County Legislator, Colin has always gone the extra mile for the Town of Cortlandt. He is always available to assist us in all ways,and he has always been responsive and aware of our needs. Colin is an environmental champion, public safety advocate, and an empathetic individual. I look forward to continuing our partnership in Albany come January.”

Councilman Jim Creighton said: I am proud to endorse my friend and colleague Colin Smith for NYS Assembly. Colin has truly delivered for the Town of Cortlandt and he understands the needs of our Hudson Valley communities. Colin worked hard to deliver meaningful support for Cortlandt's infrastructure needs, park improvements, environmental issues, public safety and the safe decommissioning of Indian Point. It has been my pleasure to work with Colin as he walked our streets, talked to our residents, stood by our striking nurses and fought for improving police services in our communities. As chair of the County's Public Safety Committee, he helped lead the County's (and Cortlandt's) efforts to improve police services and showed his skillful ability to bring people together as part of the County's Police Reform and Reimagining Task Force. He truly has a heart for public service, and will put his skills as a lawyer, small business owner and County Legislator to work for our communities in the 95th Assembly District. I encourage everyone to support Colin Smith for NYS Assembly.”

Councilman Frank Farrell said: "I am voting for Colin Smith for Assembly because Colin gets it. As a legislator, small business owner, and family man, Colin understands the struggles our communities face. As our County Legislator representing Cortlandt, Colin has delivered for us time and again through his work. By committing to fully fund our schools and keep our communities safe, Colin will deliver real results and real representation for our community in Albany.”

Councilwoman Cristin Jacoby said: "I'm excited to support Colin Smith for NYS Assembly. Throughout his tenure as Westchester County Legislator, he has consistently engaged with and represented the concerns of residents in Cortlandt, on issues from the environment to public safety. I look forward to voting for him in June."

Councilman Robert Mayes said: "I'm thrilled to endorse my colleague Colin Smith for NYS Assembly. Colin has a long and devoted history delivering for Cortlandt and its residents as our representative in the Westchester County Legislature. Colin is a committed public servant who understands the struggles our working and middle class families face every day. I am proud to support him and encourage my friends and neighbors to do the same.”


About Colin Smith

Colin Smith is running to represent the 95th District in the New York State Assembly, which includes parts of Westchester and Putnam counties. Currently representing Northern Westchester on the County Board of Legislators, Smith was born and raised in Peekskill where he still lives with his family. To learn more about him and his vision to bring passionate, experienced leadership to Albany, visit colin4assembly.com.